California Department of Education
Taking Center Stage – Act II

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View a rich collection of video vignettes of school practices that illustrate one or more aspects of the California Department of Education's (CDE) 12 Recommendations for Middle Grades Success.

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Recommendation 10—Professional Learning

Video: Professional Development: Catalyst for Improved Teaching and Learning (WMV; 4:22) | MOV

Abstract: The Dehesa School District superintendent discusses the importance of providing teachers with high quality professional development opportunities that lead to improved teaching and learning. Administrators at William S. Hart Union School District seek out teacher leaders at school sites who proactively provide training to their colleagues. At Reyburn Intermediate School, teachers attend a professional development session on integrating technology into the classroom. Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, content standards, lesson planning, academic achievement, mentoring, teacher leadership, distributed leadership, video